Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Youth driving global volunteerism

Media Release
16 June 2014

Youth driving global volunteerism

Volunteering is returning to the forefront of the global conscience, and youth are a critical motivation for this shift. The World Giving Index 2013 by the Charities Aid Foundation attributes a renewed focus on volunteering to the involvement of global youth, aged 15-24.

This age group saw the biggest transformation in volunteering spirit, moving from the least likely to volunteer in 2008 to the second most likely in 2012. This holds great significance for the youth of New Zealand, demonstrating the positive impact that they can have on global communities through volunteering.

VNZ Chief Executive Vanisa Dhiru says, “It is easy for young people in Aotearoa to be mistaken about the effect that their actions can have, due to the size and remoteness of our nation in relation to the rest of the world. But let’s remind them of our strong standing as a top-ten global leader in volunteer effort.”

Youth involvement in volunteering has the potential to make a lasting impact on communities of all kinds, but also on the volunteers themselves.

Vanisa explains, “Volunteering is not just a great way of giving back, but also building a professional profile. By starting this culture of volunteering with our youth, we hope that it will become a sustained practice within organisations of the future.”

This National Volunteer Week, Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) wishes to recognise the effect that New Zealand youth have on volunteering in our communities, and encourage active engagement from more young people in the future.

“Let’s not forget that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders – and we need active engagement to sustain our future. A culture of giving and volunteering will enhance any society and a nation’s wellbeing.”

For more information on the World Giving Index 2013 visit: https://www.cafonline.org/publications/2013-publications/world-giving-index-2013.aspx

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is an association of New Zealand organisations that have a commitment to volunteering, such as volunteer centres, national and other organisations. Their mission is to promote, support and advocate for volunteering. www.volunteeringnz.org.nz

[ends]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news